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A luxury perspective on retirement

Val de Vie Evergreen is something like a smart hotel and country club rolled into one that offers long term care, should the need arise. It all equates to a rather enviable retirement.

Val de Vie in Paarl retained its position as South Africa’s top residential estate for the third year. Highlights include vineyards, polo fields, an equestrian centre, a highly rated golf course, fynbos scenery, parks, lakes and mountain backdrops.

“Val de Vie is the final word in luxury from start to finish, but each area tells a different story as you move through the estate,” says Val de Vie’s marketing director Ryk Neethling. “There are apartments, houses of all sizes, hotel accommodation and pristine stretches of farmland, each providing a different feel and experience.” George Cilliers, co-principal of Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International Realty in the Winelands, says Val de Vie property values continue to rise despite market conditions.

And the next piece in the puzzle is Val de Vie Evergreen – one of the first retirement villages set within a greater residential estate in South Africa.

Val de Vie Evergreen brings South Africa’s top retirement brand and premier lifestyle estate together in a partnership that equates to a luxury retirement lifestyle that is anything but typical.

Among the many advantages of deciding to move to Val de Vie Evergreen, professional management and maintenance of the luxurious properties is bound to rank high.

Val de Vie Evergreen offers retirees flexible purchase options and access to unmatched, world class amenities. Four hundred exclusive homes, two hundred apartments/assisted living suites and eighty frail care centre beds are available. Other unique features included a private club house, contemporary library, multi-purpose function centre, landscaped gardens, a hair salon, gym, occupational therapy room, games room, cinema room, lounge dining area and bistro.

The homes appeal to those (over the age of 55) who want to keep up their high standards of living and continue to live in a beautifully designed home, but don’t want to be tending their lawns or worrying about their roof, not to mention the all-important long-term care, if needed.

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Surrounded by three spectacular mountain ranges, the greater Val de Vie Estate falls within the Paarl-Franschhoek Valley and forms part of a larger World Heritage site. A new bridge crossing the Berg River links the estate to the R45 Simondium Road, drastically reducing travelling time to Cape Town, with Stellenbosch approximately 18km from the estate’s new gate house.


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